The following success stories are from previous and current clients of The Career Foundation, who were eager to share their experiences since seeking our services. If you would like to share your experience with us, please fill in this form and we will get in touch with you within one business day.
Experience Ontario Client
One of our program participants declined acceptance into an Advertising and Communications college program last year because he wasn’t entirely sure whether it was his career goal. He wanted to experience working in the field before committing to it. The Career Coach/Coordinator arranged two short-term work placements for him within his field of interest. The first one was at an incubator that focused on marketing and video production services; and the second was at a start-up that specialized in video and media production.
In both roles, this program participant was working with a close-knit team of professionals and commented that everyone was friendly and helpful. He got to use a variety of video production equipment such as cameras and sound recorders on live sets. He also enjoyed being able to use his creativity on the job. His employer at the start-up noticed his talent quickly, and offered him a Peer Leader position over the summer for a youth program.
The Career Coach/Coordinator coached this participant on informational interviews with various employees who pursued similar career paths. The informational interviews and work placement experiences helped him confirm his career goal, and he is currently working towards entering the Video and Media Productions program at the college level.
Central Toronto Employment Centre Client
A single mother of three was in an information session about The Career Foundation and various Employment Ontario programs. She took note specifically for her 19-year-old son, who was about to complete pre-apprenticeship training as an Appliance Service Repair Technician. Once her son graduated, she booked an appointment for herself and her son with an Employment Services Consultant. The main purpose was to discuss job search support; however, she also had an employer contact from her network who she wanted to connect with to learn about the supports available for apprentices.
This individual and her son became clients of The Career Foundation, and the employer was contacted to discuss employer apprenticeship support from Employment Ontario and the Ministry of Advanced Skills and Education. The meeting went very well and her son was introduced to the employer for an interview. With the help of The Career Foundation, her son was signed on as an Appliance Service Technician apprentice instead of the Appliance Installer position that the employer was seeking to fill.
The apprenticeship was also the first for the employer and they were very grateful for the information and guidance throughout the process. This client was especially grateful for the assistance The Career Foundation provided her son. She has noticed that this placement has helped him to become more responsible. He is now continuing to work towards a long-term career.
I am so honoured to share how much Shauna was able to step out in her position as an Employer Service Consultant to help bring on this next step in my son’s future. Shauna is an incredible human being and has my entire respect as a professional, because she is able to bring the best out in any situation.
Experience Ontario Client
One of our program participants is feeling fortunate to be placed as a Veterinary Assistant, where she is learning about types of preventative medicine, medical devices, illnesses and diagnoses, as well as assisting sick or injured animals into emergency rooms and helping them through recovery exercises. Despite the gruesome aspects of the job – such as the emotional toll involved in euthanizing animals or seeing animals in pain – she enjoys the meaningfulness and importance of the job. Interactions with veterinarians and technicians helped her clarify her post-secondary and career goal to be a Veterinary Technician.
With the help of the Career Coach/Coordinator, this program participant has developed a coherent pathway towards her career goal. She will be working towards her college application towards two well-known Veterinary Technician programs at the college level.